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Protests at Jackson Hole: You knew this was coming
Gregory Robb/MarketWatch
For the first time, protesters have come to the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole conference, worried about the central bank tightening.
Yellen remarks to focus on labor market
Fed's Williams still sees first hike mid-2015
Housing recovers from rough start to year
Debate over ‘$10.8 trillion’ Rex Nutting column

Under Armour falls after massive Kevin Durant offer
 Getty
A reported deal with Kevin Durant could equal 10% of Under Armour's annual marketing budget.

How to find the biggest bargains in the S&P 1500

Deep Dive: Here’s where you can begin your hunt for bargain stocks, writes Phil van Doorn.

5 companies that benefit from ALS awareness
5 companies that benefit from ALS awareness  Lei Jun via Weibo
The ice bucket challenge is expected to help fuel research at some major drug companies.
Ice Bucket Challenge controversial in China

Rick Perry open to troops to combat Islamic State
Rick Perry  Reuters
Texas governor calls for a beefed-up campaign against extremist group Islamic State, and says all options should be open to destroy the organization.
Palin still upset over Tina Fey impersonation
GOP-controlled Senate might not change much
Hillary Clinton seeks Iowa redemption
States with GOP governors boast better growth
California's GDP — even bigger than you thought

Where Big 12 beats the Ivy League (beyond sports)
Big 12 beats the Ivy League in cybersecurity Getty Images
Who’s the smartest kid in class when it comes to your data?

Obamacare may be hurting jobs and raising prices
Obamacare may be hurting jobs and raising prices Bloomberg
Insight from the Philadelphia Fed survey.
Lion's share of workers face Obamacare hikes
DEA restricts narcotic pain-drug prescriptions

Protect your retirement from the next big crash
Protect your retirement from the next big crash Library of Congress
RetireMentors: Great Depression-Great Recession similarities worry Ken Moraif.
Buy a second home now for your retirement
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After Hours: Gap shares rise on earnings beat
Ross Stores posts higher profit, hikes outlook
Israel kills three Hamas leaders in Gaza
Allergan loses battle to halt Valeant vote
Interest-rate fears trample gold
S&P’s new high backed by 10% of its members
30-year mortgage rate down a half-point in year

H-P, Hormel gain on results, Sears falls
Wall Street questions H-P viability
Family Dollar: Dollar Tree over Dollar General
Philly Fed, PMI point to upbeat manufacturing
Jobless claims drop 14,000 to 298,000
New apps can help you decompress


Apple’s
next big move will shock you
Commentary: Could Apple drop 10% or more? Cody Willard looks at this and other headlines.
Uh-oh: Investor bullishness hits 2014 high

Investors flock to Vanguard
Vanguard nears $3 trillion in assets
Investors are stepping  away from funds run by star managers.
Passive investing is now mainstream
Facts about mutual funds that may surprise

China's BoCom
sees profit inch up
China's Bank of Communications posts tepid profit growth as bad loans mount because of a sluggish economy.
Li & Fung first-half revenue misses estimates
China offers workers' comp for just shopping

Don’t create a budget, and other finance tips
Jonathan Clements explains why it's a mistake to pay financial-adviser commissions.
Not saving for old age? At least think about it
Stop paying your kids’ student loans

How to make your retirement portfolio last
your lifetime
RetireMentors: Kenneth Roberts looks at four key considerations for withdrawals.
5 ways to cut financial stress in retirement
Do this if Social Security number was stolen

Two momentum stocks poised for breakouts
Trading Deck: As long as the economy remains in a Goldilocks state of mind, the market likely is going up over the medium-term.
Boxer: 6 stocks to watch
10 S&P companies growing faster than rivals

Sears CEO Lampert wearing out investors?
Sears posts another quarterly loss Thursday, its ninth in a row.
Home Depot names retail chief Menear as CEO

Labor Day forecast: Most travelers since 2008
More Americans will hit the road during Labor Day, the most since 2008, and they will be relying on credit cards to fuel their jaunts.

EBay spinoff of PayPal resurfaces
Spokeswoman, in response to report of a possible spinoff, says eBay “will continue to assess all alternatives.”

Will Tesla become ‘short of the decade’?
The relentless ascent of Tesla shares rouses skepticism for some.

5 reasons Americans are unhappy
Why people living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world are glum
Most, least expensive states to live in
10 states with best bang for tax dollars
Americans only take half of their paid vacation

Why the Fed
may never do
QE again
Trading Deck: To do it again would open it to suggestions it has no credibility, writes Michael Gayed..
L.A. Little: Why the Fed may do QE again
Fed more divided on jobs-market improvement
Yellen’s message at Jackson Hole
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EU kicks up dust with a ban on these vacuum cleaners
EU kicks up dust over these vacuums
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Retire Here, Not There: Michigan
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Rise of the five-figure bicycle
Rise of the five-figure bicycle
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Fashion designers seek to save the bike helmet
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  • Oct 12, 2012
    1:21 PM ET

    Typical Twitter User: Has iPhone, Likes Purple

    She’s American, 28, has 208 followers, loves her iPhone, talks endlessly about her family and fashion – and her favorite color is purple. She’s also, according to new research, the average Twitter user.

    This composite character was pieced together through an analysis of 36 million Twitter profiles by Beevolve, a social media marketing firm based in London — but it’s more of weird science than an exact one. For instance, among Twitter’s active followers, the mean number of followers is 208, but more than four-fifths of the micro-blogging site’s members have fewer than 50. And, according to the survey, 25% of Twitter’s 140 million accounts have never been used. (Though some 40% of users have not tweeted over the last month, they may log on just to read tweets by others, says Jim Prosser, a Twitter spokesman.) The average age of 28 was calculated by analyzing both user bios and tweets.

  • Sep 20, 2012
    4:42 PM ET

    iPhone 5 May Devour Data Plans

    Apple didn’t change the price of its iPhones with the latest upgrade, but analysts say owning one is about to get a lot more expensive.

    The combination of a bigger screen, access to higher-speed LTE networks and the ability to use the FaceTime video chat app on a cellular connection mean the iPhone 5 – which goes on sale Friday — will likely gorge on more data than its predecessors.

  • Sep 18, 2012
    5:59 PM ET

    Spend $700 at Apple Store or on Apple Stock?

    Back in February, when Apple’s stock hit $500 – the same price as an iPad — we asked which was the better buy.  Most experts said the company’s stock was headed higher – and they were proved right.

    Investors who bought a single share of Apple (AAPL) back then would have earned $200. An iPad purchased in February, meanwhile, is now worth around $400 on the resale market.

  • Sep 18, 2012
    7:00 AM ET

    Many iPhone 5 Buyers Own a Damaged iPhone 4S

    Oscar Wilde said, “Each man kills the thing he loves.” Many iPhone owners can relate.

    Some 30% of iPhone users damaged their devices within the past 12 months, according to a study by gadget insurer Square Trade. The phones get far more scratched, soaked and abused than iPads, only 10% of which were damaged during the same time period, based on data from 2,000 customers. Perhaps part of the reason some 2 million new iPhone 5s were preordered in the first 24 hours is that many customers didn’t have a choice: Their older models needed replacing.

  • Sep 12, 2012
    2:57 PM ET

    Confessions of an Apple Sheep

    Today millions of seemingly rational people fished a fully functional iPhone from their pockets and contemplated hurling the device out the window. I know, because I am one of them.

    Like many, I committed to the iPhone 5 upgrade even before Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new device with the usual burlesque slideshow presentation. It’s not that I have any major complaints with my iPhone 4S — sure, it occasionally freezes up and the battery doesn’t always make it through the day, but it’s probably the best piece of technology I’ve ever owned. Nor do I think the thinner, faster, bigger-screened and brushed aluminum iPhone 5 will do a substantially better job of delivering email, locating restaurants, playing music, or distracting my four-year-olds at restaurants with unusually slow service. But I want it anyway.

  • Aug 28, 2012
    6:43 PM ET

    Google Turns Its Home Page Into a Billboard

    Just days after Apple’s patent victory over Samsung, the tablet marketing wars are heating up. Google.com is advertising its two-month-old $199 Nexus 7 tablet. But Google has one marketing weapon its competitors can’t match: A homepage that gets a virtually guaranteed hundreds of millions of views a day.

    Click on Google’s search page on  Wednesday the Nexus 7 pops up from the bottom of the page with the slogan: “The playground is open. The new $199 tablet from Google.” So why now? “This is a great time for Google to promote this tablet,” says branding consultant Rob Frankel. Given the uncertainty about how Apple’s victory will impact Android manufacturers, he says now is the time to aggressively push those devices. (Google says that most of Apple’s patent claims don’t relate to its core Android operating system.)

  • Aug 23, 2012
    4:29 PM ET

    Who Inherits Your iTunes Library?

    Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes, but when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us.

    Someone who owned 10,000 hardcover books and the same number of vinyl records could bequeath them to descendants, but legal experts say passing on iTunes and Kindle libraries would be much more complicated. And one’s heirs stand to lose huge sums of money. “I find it hard to imagine a situation where a family would be okay with losing a collection of 10,000 books and songs,” says Evan Carroll, co-author of “Your Digital Afterlife.” “Legally dividing one account among several heirs would also be extremely difficult.”

  • Aug 10, 2012
    1:54 PM ET

    iPhone Resale Prices Peak: Should You Sell Early?

    A cautionary note for Apple’s Undecided: If you want an iPhone 5, it might pay to sell your iPhone 4S now—especially if you can survive a couple of weeks without either one.

    The hotly anticipated iPhone 5 is widely expected to hit stores around Sept. 12, and analysts expect some major structural changes. “There’s a lot more hype this time around, with speculation about a larger and slimmer screen,” says Anthony Scarsella, chief gadget officer at technology resale site Gazelle.com. As the release day gets closer, the market is likely to be flooded with old iPhones; 84% of people who previously traded in old iPhones are already preparing to do so again, according to a survey of 1,400 Gazelle customers. But in the past, those floods have turned into gluts, typically causing prices to drop by 20% to 25%, says Jeff Trachsel, chief marketing officer of resale site NextWorth.com.

  • Aug 8, 2012
    5:56 PM ET

    Should You Cut the Cable Cord?

    Americans still want their TV. It’s just fewer seem willing to pay for it.

    Cable, satellite and telecom TV-service operators lost an estimated 400,000 customers during the second quarter, according to a report today in The Wall Street Journal. Some analysts told the paper that although the second quarter is typically weak, since college students temporarily disconnect dorm service at the end of the school year, the overall decline points to more consumers moving away from paid TV services, a practice known as “cutting the cord.”

  • Aug 2, 2012
    4:58 PM ET

    Is Kindle Fire Burning the iPad?

    The iPad hasn’t gotten any smaller since it was launched two years ago, but new research suggests its market share may be shrinking.

    Half of all tablet owners in the United States own Apple’s tablet, a drop from 72% this time last year, according to a new report by Frank N. Magid Associates, a marketing research firm in New York. What’s behind the dramatic drop? The proliferation of cheaper tablets, including the $199 Kindle Fire, says Tom Godfrey, the firm’s director of mobile strategy who interviewed 4,700 people for the survey. He estimates that the Fire, launched last year, already accounts for 22% of the tablet market. (Apple declined to comment, and Amazon did respond to requests for comment).

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Protests at Jackson Hole: You knew this was coming
Gregory Robb/MarketWatch
For the first time, protesters have come to the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole conference, worried about the central bank tightening.
Yellen remarks to focus on labor market
Fed's Williams still sees first hike mid-2015
Housing recovers from rough start to year
Debate over ‘$10.8 trillion’ Rex Nutting column

Under Armour falls after massive Kevin Durant offer
 Getty
A reported deal with Kevin Durant could equal 10% of Under Armour's annual marketing budget.

How to find the biggest bargains in the S&P 1500

Deep Dive: Here’s where you can begin your hunt for bargain stocks, writes Phil van Doorn.

5 companies that benefit from ALS awareness
5 companies that benefit from ALS awareness  Lei Jun via Weibo
The ice bucket challenge is expected to help fuel research at some major drug companies.
Ice Bucket Challenge controversial in China

Rick Perry open to troops to combat Islamic State
Rick Perry  Reuters
Texas governor calls for a beefed-up campaign against extremist group Islamic State, and says all options should be open to destroy the organization.
Palin still upset over Tina Fey impersonation
GOP-controlled Senate might not change much
Hillary Clinton seeks Iowa redemption
States with GOP governors boast better growth
California's GDP — even bigger than you thought

Where Big 12 beats the Ivy League (beyond sports)
Big 12 beats the Ivy League in cybersecurity Getty Images
Who’s the smartest kid in class when it comes to your data?

Obamacare may be hurting jobs and raising prices
Obamacare may be hurting jobs and raising prices Bloomberg
Insight from the Philadelphia Fed survey.
Lion's share of workers face Obamacare hikes
DEA restricts narcotic pain-drug prescriptions

Protect your retirement from the next big crash
Protect your retirement from the next big crash Library of Congress
RetireMentors: Great Depression-Great Recession similarities worry Ken Moraif.
Buy a second home now for your retirement
NEED TO KNOW
Hong Kong stocks rise | Asia stock quotes
U.S. stocks: S&P hits 28th record high of 2014
After Hours: Gap shares rise on earnings beat
Ross Stores posts higher profit, hikes outlook
Israel kills three Hamas leaders in Gaza
Allergan loses battle to halt Valeant vote
Interest-rate fears trample gold
S&P’s new high backed by 10% of its members
30-year mortgage rate down a half-point in year

H-P, Hormel gain on results, Sears falls
Wall Street questions H-P viability
Family Dollar: Dollar Tree over Dollar General
Philly Fed, PMI point to upbeat manufacturing
Jobless claims drop 14,000 to 298,000
New apps can help you decompress


Apple’s
next big move will shock you
Commentary: Could Apple drop 10% or more? Cody Willard looks at this and other headlines.
Uh-oh: Investor bullishness hits 2014 high

Investors flock to Vanguard
Vanguard nears $3 trillion in assets
Investors are stepping  away from funds run by star managers.
Passive investing is now mainstream
Facts about mutual funds that may surprise

China's BoCom
sees profit inch up
China's Bank of Communications posts tepid profit growth as bad loans mount because of a sluggish economy.
Li & Fung first-half revenue misses estimates
China offers workers' comp for just shopping

Don’t create a budget, and other finance tips
Jonathan Clements explains why it's a mistake to pay financial-adviser commissions.
Not saving for old age? At least think about it
Stop paying your kids’ student loans

How to make your retirement portfolio last
your lifetime
RetireMentors: Kenneth Roberts looks at four key considerations for withdrawals.
5 ways to cut financial stress in retirement
Do this if Social Security number was stolen

Two momentum stocks poised for breakouts
Trading Deck: As long as the economy remains in a Goldilocks state of mind, the market likely is going up over the medium-term.
Boxer: 6 stocks to watch
10 S&P companies growing faster than rivals

Sears CEO Lampert wearing out investors?
Sears posts another quarterly loss Thursday, its ninth in a row.
Home Depot names retail chief Menear as CEO

Labor Day forecast: Most travelers since 2008
More Americans will hit the road during Labor Day, the most since 2008, and they will be relying on credit cards to fuel their jaunts.

EBay spinoff of PayPal resurfaces
Spokeswoman, in response to report of a possible spinoff, says eBay “will continue to assess all alternatives.”

Will Tesla become ‘short of the decade’?
The relentless ascent of Tesla shares rouses skepticism for some.

5 reasons Americans are unhappy
Why people living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world are glum
Most, least expensive states to live in
10 states with best bang for tax dollars
Americans only take half of their paid vacation

Why the Fed
may never do
QE again
Trading Deck: To do it again would open it to suggestions it has no credibility, writes Michael Gayed..
L.A. Little: Why the Fed may do QE again
Fed more divided on jobs-market improvement
Yellen’s message at Jackson Hole
/conga/frontpage.html 317647

Latest News

    /news/latest
  1. 11:17p

    Allergan loses battle to make shareholder vote moot on Valeant bid

  2. 10:14p

    Hong Kong stocks rebound as China Mobile advances

  3. 9:52p

    Australia's Santos raises dividend

  4. 9:49p

    Asia stocks: Latest quotes

  5. 9:31p

    Shanghai Composite down 0.1% at 2,227.29

  6. 9:31p

    Hong Kong H-shares index up 0.3% at 10,973.96

  7. 9:31p

    BREAKING

    Hong Kong's Hang Seng opens up 0.3% at 25,060.83

  8. 9:01p

    Australia stocks creep higher; Santos rallies on earnings

  9. 8:34p

    Newscast: More us will travel Labor Day weekend

  10. 8:34p

    Australia's S&P/ASX 200 up 0.2% at 5,651.10 early

  11. 8:31p

    Japan stocks inch higher after days of gains

  12. 8:02p

    Japan's Topix up 0.2% at 1,294.25 in early moves

  13. 8:01p

    BREAKING

    Japan's Nikkei Average opens 0.2% up at 15,618.05

  14. 7:50p

    Japan's Nikkei Average futures up 0.4% on SGX

  15. 7:41p

    U.S. probe examines GM lawyers

  16. 7:27p

    DEA restricts narcotic pain-drug prescriptions

  17. 7:21p

    Interest-rate fears trample gold

  18. 7:21p

    Home Depot names retail chief Menear as CEO

  19. 7:20p

    Ross Stores posts higher profit, hikes outlook

  20. 7:04p

    Israel kills three Hamas military leaders in Gaza strike

  21. Loading more headlines...
Home Depot vs. Lowe's
In Home Depot vs. Lowe’s, the winner is ...
Opinion: Both companies posted robust sales, but only one raised its guidance, writes Phil van Doorn.
7 reasons why Apple cycle will be different
10 dominant 'Buffett' stocks (24/7 Wall Street)
3 reasons to sell Microsoft, Cisco and others

EU kicks up dust with a ban on these vacuum cleaners
EU kicks up dust over these vacuums
Five of seven vacuum cleaners rated highly by one U.K. consumer group fall foul of this controversial EU ruling.

Retire Here, Not There: Michigan
Good deals on real estate are prompting boomers to retire to the Wolverine State, now making a name as the "Riviera of the Midwest".
Long-term care insurance is great for birthdays
No need to worry about Social Security

Rise of the five-figure bicycle
Rise of the five-figure bicycle
Bicycle enthusiasts, typically wealthier than average and competitive, seem willing to pay for the most advanced bikes available.
Fashion designers seek to save the bike helmet
Bicycle vacations: boomers’ latest travel trend
/conga/today.html 317638

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Advancers
3552
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,039 +60 0.36%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,532 +6 0.12%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,992 +6 0.29%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,616 +0 0.02%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,280 +4 0.32%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.81 -0.15 0.16%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,778 +22 0.33%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,402 +87 0.93%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,293 +52 1.23%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,011 +405 2.06%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,556 +136 1.30%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 338 +2 0.66%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,323 +14 0.41%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,593 +7 0.04%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 25,082 +88 0.35%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,236 +5 0.24%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,420 +59 0.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,330 +6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.33 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.81 -0.05 0.04%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.12%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.14 -0.02 0.03%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.42 -0.02 0.03%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 +0.01 0.26%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.59 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.38 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.40 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 0.00 0.42%
Crude Oil
94 0 0.16%
Gold
1,280 +4 0.32%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 371 +2 0.47%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,033 +17 0.10%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,991 +2 0.08%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 20 +0 0.25%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.57 -0.24 -0.32%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.58 0.01 0.0099%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 583.37 -1.12 -0.19%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.16 0.64 4.12%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.07 1.27 2.55%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.40 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.64 0.11 0.32%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.27 0.08 0.17%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.43 0.07 0.27%
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5 yr CD
1.4%
2 yr CD
0.9%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
0.6%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.71%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 15.03%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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65.16MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 80.51M
Unchanged
255
Decliners
2650
Advancers
3552
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,039 +60 0.36%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,532 +6 0.12%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,992 +6 0.29%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,616 +1 0.02%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,279 +4 0.31%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.83 -0.13 0.14%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,778 +22 0.33%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,402 +87 0.93%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,293 +52 1.23%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,011 +405 2.06%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,556 +136 1.30%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 338 +2 0.66%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,322 +12 0.36%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,599 +13 0.08%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 25,103 +109 0.44%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,232 +1 0.05%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,360 +46 0.17%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,331 +7 0.20%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.33 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.83 -0.03 0.02%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.02%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.11%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.14 -0.02 0.02%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.42 -0.02 0.03%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 +0.00 0.15%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.59 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.38 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.40 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.51%
Crude Oil
94 0 0.14%
Gold
1,279 +4 0.31%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 371 +2 0.47%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,034 +18 0.11%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,991 +2 0.09%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 20 +0 0.17%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.57 -0.24 -0.32%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.58 0.01 0.0099%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 583.37 -1.12 -0.19%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.16 0.64 4.12%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.07 1.27 2.55%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.40 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.64 0.11 0.32%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.27 0.08 0.17%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.43 0.07 0.27%
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Rates »

5 yr CD
1.4%
2 yr CD
0.9%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
0.6%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.71%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 15.03%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
Trending Tickers
  • /quotes/zigman/18930420/delayed DRL+1.21%
  • /quotes/zigman/94566/delayed JRJC+6.22%
  • /quotes/zigman/190927/delayed BAC+4.12%
  • /quotes/zigman/90481/delayed PCLN-0.65%
  • /quotes/zigman/229301/delayed HPQ+5.35%
  • /quotes/zigman/76117/delayed EBAY+4.66%
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